Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.
Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.
L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.
"There's nothing funnier, and there's nothing more terrifying, than the truth," says David Dean Bottrell, whose brilliant one man show, David Dean Bottrell Makes Love returns to L.A. as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
I recently discovered that a short movie I wrote and directed had been viewed by over 100,000 people. This sort of floored me, mostly because it the odds against that little movie even being made were enormous.